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 (sī′ăn′, -ən)
A greenish blue, one of the subtractive primary colors.

[Greek kuanos, dark blue.]
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(ˈsaɪæn; ˈsaɪən)
(Colours) a highly saturated green-blue that is the complementary colour of red and forms, with magenta and yellow, a set of primary colours
(Colours) of this colour: a cyan filter.
[C19: from Greek kuanos dark blue]
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cy′an blue′

a greenish blue color.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyan - a primary subtractive color for lightcyan - a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color
blue green, bluish green, teal - a blue-green color or pigment; "they painted it a light shade of bluish green"
Adj.1.cyan - of a bluish shade of green
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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CYAN Racing has smashed two Nurburgring lap records during trials of the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept.
Cyan Limited is a public limited company incorporated in Pakistan on April 23, 1960.
Raheel Ahmed, Chief HR Officer, Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Tariq Mehmood Pasha of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited here in after referred as PIACL, knowingly with mollified intentions through misuse of authority appointed accused Musharraf Rasool Cyan as Chief Executive Officer(CEO) by violating relevant rules and laws.
Earlier this month, the SC declared that Mr Cyan's appointment 'does not meet the requirements to be appointed CEO' and declared his appointment 'illegal'.
'Cyan does not meet the requirements to be appointed CEO and thus his appointment is illegal, ' the bench ruled.
He added, "Cyan had worked with Sardar Mahtab Abbasi."
Cyan does not meet the requirements to be appointed CEO and thus his appointment is illegal," the bench ruled, adding that "the matter was left to the cabinet but they have now lost the chance".
During the hearing, the bench ruled that Cyan does not meet the requirements to be appointed CEO and thus his appointment is illegal.
The conglomerate has purchased a total of 15.77%, or 182.58 million, shares in Hubco from Dawood Hercules and Cyan Limited at Rs106.50 per share, totalling Rs19.44 billion (or $174 million), according to notices sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Friday.
"The airline seems to have hit issues because of a backlog of issues, said Cyan, adding that the failure to take decisions has made the situation worse.For example, it has taken some of the aircraft on lease at a higher price than the one prevailing in the market and its IT system remains outdated and obsolete when compared with other players.
In red's case it would consist of red, cyan, violet and green-yellow.
Shareholders of US-based network virtualisation specialist Cyan Inc.